Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building

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University of Oklahoma Press, 1997 - Social Science - 572 pages
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American expansion, says Richard Drinnon, is characterized by repression and racism. In his reinterpretation of "winning" the West, Drinnon links racism with colonialism and traces this interrelationship from the Pequot War in New England, through American expansion westward to the Pacific, and beyond to the Phillippines and Vietnam. He cites parrallels between the slaughter of bison on the Great Plains and the defoliation of Vietnam and notes similarities in the language of aggression used in the American West, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia.

  

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Review: Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The American people looked at the Native Americans as an obstacle standing in the way of progress sand expansion. since there was no great pre-existing Native nation in place. This work addresses the hate and discrimination against Native Americans by white America. Read full review

Review: Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-Hating and Empire-Building

User Review  - Robert Kirkconnell - Goodreads

Every US History course should have this book as required reading. We are still living with this American nightmare, and for us to go forward as a nation we have to know how we got where we are today ... Read full review

Contents

PART
1
PART
63
PART THREE
117
Robert Montgomery Bird
147
Colonel McKenney
165
Judge Hall
191
PART FOUR Civilizers and Conquerors
217
Mary Austin
219
To and Beyond the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
333
PART FIVE Children of Light
353
From the Bay Colony to Indochina
355
The Ugly American
374
Edward Geary Lansdale
380
Covert Savior of the Philippines
389
Indochina
402
The Quiet American
414

The Manifest Destiny of John Fiske
232
Henry Adams
243
The Open Door of John Hay
255
Professor Worcester
279
Marked Severities in the Philippines
307
The New Frontier
429
The Problem of the West
443
NOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
469
INDEX
553
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About the author (1997)

Richard Drinnon was Professor Emeritus of History at Bucknell University and the author of White Savage: The Case of John Dunn Hunter and Keeper of Concentration Camps: Dillon S. Myer and American Racism, among other books.

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